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IBM Academic Initiative

IBM Academic Initiative

IBM Academic Initiative is a global program that collaborate relationships between IBM and educators to teach students information technology skills needed to be competitive and keep pace with changes in the workplace.

Why should you join?

Becoming a member of the Academic Initiative permits no-charge access to hardware, full-version software, professionally developed courseware, tools, training, books, and discounts.


Membership in the IBM Academic Initiative ensures that the latest technology and tools is used in an instructors curricula and research, along with supporting the culture of open standards throughout the industry. 

Top ten reasons to become a member 

IBM offers this unique, no-charge Academic Initiative program for faculty at institutions worldwide to help teach students market-ready skills. Academic Initiative program membership benefits include:

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